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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.34
Rank#271  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score140.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleMicrosoft
Initial release201620141992
Current release2.1.12, February 20171902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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